Fire Damage Restoration Process

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire.

After the fire department has extinguished the blaze, restoration professionals are tasked with returning the building to it’s pre-loss condition. Every fire damage event is different for every building and requires a unique solution, but generally, the response process stays the same. The steps listed below detail the Express Restoration process for a “typical” fire damage emergency.

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Step 1: Emergency Request​

As soon as our team receives a call from you, they can get started. We have trained specialists that will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event so our team can be prepared with the appropriate equipment and resources to bring.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment 

This usually involves assessing the extent of the damage in your property to see how far the fire, smoke, and soot have traveled. This is an important step to help understand the extent of the damage and come up with a plan of action to give you an accurate quote for how much it will cost and how long the restoration process will take. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Depending on the severity of the fire damage, it can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. If that is the case, the team will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs to help prevent further damage.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

If there is water damage present, then the removal process will begin immediately. Any standing pools of water will be removed using submersible pumps and then dehumidifiers and air movers will be used to help speed along the process until the area is completely dried. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Express uses special chemicals like Unsmoke Degrease-All to remove smoke and soot from fire-damaged surfaces. If you wish to have a chemical-free option, Hydroxyl Generator can be used to effectively remove odors and purify the air. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitation

Our team will clean all the restorable items and structures affected by the fire through a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to their pre-fire condition. We also utilize air scrubbers and fogging equipment that can be used to help remove any lingering odors.

Step 7: Restoration 

The final step is restoring your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Some of the restoration processes may include minor repairs like replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet. Depending on the severity of the fire damage, major repairs or the reconstruction of building structures may be needed. 

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